Whoever Told You Words Can’t Hurt Was Wrong

Bridget Webber
Dec 13, 2018 · 4 min read

They sting harder than sticks and stones

“Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you.” Anonymous

I was about five when I first heard these words. I don’t recall the catalyst for the comment from my well-meaning grandfather, but the expression stuck in my head.